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Blind And Partially Sighted People

Volume 229: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what arrangements his Department makes to ensure that blind and partially sighted people have access to information produced by his Department where it has not been published in alternative media such as Braille, large print or tape;

Broughton MoorCumbriaNATO Armaments DepotJune 1992
Holy LochStrathclydeStorage/SupportJune 1992
RAF KembleGloucestershireStorage/SupportJune 1992
Martlesham HeathSuffolkCommunications SiteJuly 1992
RAF Greenham CommonBerkshireStandby Deployment BaseSeptember 1992
Cairnmore HillochHighlandsCommunications SiteOctober 1992
RAF InverbervieGrampianCommunications SiteOctober 1992
LatheronHighlandsCommunications SiteOctober 1992
RAF LockingAvonContingency HospitalOctober 1992
RAF SculthorpeNorfolkStandby Deployment BaseOctober 1992
West MurkleHighlandsCommunications SiteOctober 1992
AberdeenGrampianCommunications SiteNovember 1992
KinnaberGrampianCommunications SiteJanuary 1993
Mormond HillGrampianCommunications SiteJanuary 1993
RAF MachrihanishStrathclydeStorage/SupportApril 1993
Glen DouglasStrathclydeStorage/SupportJune 1993
RAF St. MawganCornwallStorage/SupportJune 1993

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list those bases and facilities operated or leased by United States armed forces that are to be returned to his Department's control.

The list of bases and facilities made available to the United States visiting forces at the following locations and which are due to be returned or partially returned to Ministry of Defence control is as follows:

(2) what is his Department's policy on which information produced by his Department is published in alternative media to standard print such as Braille, tape or large print.

With the exception of recruitment literature and application forms, the information produced by my Department is not available in alternative media for public use, although it would be possible to provide this if it were cost effective to do so. Internal information, however, can usually be made available to staff in alternative media where there is a demand.